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11008 users: 4.5 / 5
7 experts: 85 / 100

6 reasons to buy

  • The GORE-TEX upper membrane offers a comfortable foot wrap that’s also waterproof.
  • The added features in the upper help the runner to be as efficient as possible when taking on adventures.
  • Runners welcomed the inclusion of anti-debris mechanics, which enhances the XA Pro 3D GTX’s protective capabilities.
  • The mid-sole was crafted to provide underfoot comfort that’s reliable and consistent.
  • The stability and motion control mechanics in the shoe maintain balance and right positioning of the foot.
  • Runners liked the anti-abrasion capability of the outsole unit, making it ideal for tackling harsh surfaces.

3 reasons not to buy

  • The XA Pro 3D GTX is a very expensive running shoe.
  • The men’s version is much heavier than the women’s version and many testers have observed this.
  • There were reviewers who criticized this shoe for being too narrow.

Bottom line

The XA Pro 3D GTX is a popular Salomon trail shoe for those who want a comfortable gear that would protect and secure their feet. It has moderate arch support and pronation control mechanics for those who want to have additional underfoot cradling.

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  • The Salomon XA Pro 3D GTX features the Gore-Tex waterproof coverage that is specifically designed to withstand extreme weather conditions. The full Gore-Tex material gives protection while running on wet conditions while remaining breathable and comfortable.
  • It also features the brand’s low profile 3D advanced chassis that is strategically placed between the midsole and the outsole. It increases security, energy management, protection, motion control and stability for a maximum running performance and responsive ride

The XA Pro 3D GTX has a standard running shoe length. The forefoot is semi-wide, comfortably accommodating those with slightly wide forefoot. The midfoot gives a narrow fit while the heel delivers a snug fit. The toe box has a medium height. This shoe is available in standard D and B widths for men’s and women’s respectively.


This waterproof running shoe utilizes the brand’s Contagrip technology that is designed to deliver a great combination of grip and durability. It gives impressive grip on varied terrains. The All-Mountain traction provides unmatched traction on hard and rocky terrain.


The midsole uses the Dual Density EVA that provides underfoot cushioning at the same time helps in reducing or controlling overpronation. The injected EVA that extends in full length also delivers durable underfoot cushioning for a comfortable and responsive ride.

It also features the 3D Advanced Chassis that is designed to attenuate shock for heel strikers, gives stability for a smoother heel to toe transition and gives necessary protection whenever needed for a high running performance.


The Salomon XA Pro 3D GTX features a waterproof yet, breathable and comfortable upper coverage. The Gore-Tex membrane is designed to give reliable protection on extreme weather conditions.

Together with the anti-debris mesh upper is the gusseted tongue of the shoe that prevents debris from entering the shoe while running. It works hand in hand with the protective rubber toe cap that keeps the toes safe from stone bruising while running on trails.

The shoe also comes with an asymmetrical quick lacing system that facilitates the efficient entry and exit of the shoe and the OrthoLite Sockline reduces the odor and keeps foot free from moisture. The sockliner also gives added underfoot cushioning.

Size and fit

True to size based on 952 user votes
Small (13%)
True to size (81%)
Large (5%)
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Same sizing as Salomon XA Pro 3D V8 GTX.

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Size comments

I have a narrow foot, and these shoes fit just right through midfoot to heel.. - Amazon
These Solomon trial running shoes fit true to size.. - Amazon
The fit is perfect, true waterproofing and the industry's best and easiest lacing system.. - Amazon

How XA Pro 3D GTX compares

This shoe: 91
All shoes average: 85
59 99
This shoe: £170
All shoes average: £140
£70 £260
This shoe: 405g
All shoes average: 295g
142g 680g
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Jens Jakob Andersen
Jens Jakob Andersen

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